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USPSTF finds insufficient evidence for universal vitamin D screening

November 26, 2014

The balance of benefits and harms of screening asymptomatic adults for vitamin D deficiency cannot be assessed based on existing evidence, according to a US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation and systematic review released together in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

“It not a recommendation that says people should not screen,” Albert L. Siu, MD, MSHP, Vice-Chairperson, USPSTF, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, told Endocrine Today. “It says the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against this practice.”

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Preconception care for women with diabetes could save $5.5 billion

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Diagnosed celiac disease may increase risk for hip, other bone fractures

November 25, 2014
Clinically diagnosed celiac disease appears to be linked to an increased risk for hip fractures and other types of bone fractures, according to recent findings. In the…
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Clinical practice guideline published for Paget's disease diagnosis, treatment

November 20, 2014
A clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of Paget’s disease of the bone has recently been released by the Endocrine Society and has been…
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Screening and Treatment of Diabetes-Associated Eye Disease

Screening and Treatment of Diabetes-Associated Eye Disease: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

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Acromegaly: Challenges in Diagnosis - Part 2 of 5

Acromegaly: Challenges in Diagnosis - Part 2 of 5

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Al Siu In the Journals

USPSTF finds insufficient evidence for universal vitamin D screening

November 26, 2014
The balance of benefits and harms of screening asymptomatic adults for vitamin D deficiency cannot be assessed based on existing evidence, according…
Cora Peterson In the Journals

Preconception care for women with diabetes could save $5.5 billion

November 26, 2014
Health and cost burdens associated with pregestational diabetes could be prevented by universal preconception care, according to research published…
In the Journals

Diagnosed celiac disease may increase risk for hip, other bone fractures

November 25, 2014
Clinically diagnosed celiac disease appears to be linked to an increased risk for hip fractures and other types of bone fractures, according to…
In the Journals

Clinical practice guideline published for Paget's disease diagnosis, treatment

November 20, 2014
A clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of Paget’s disease of the bone has recently been released by the Endocrine…
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Increased mortality linked to genetically low vitamin D

November 19, 2014
Recent study findings suggest an association between low 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and all-cause mortality, cancer mortality and other…
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Denosumab may be useful in treating bisphosphonate-resistant hypercalcemia of malignancy

November 19, 2014
In patients with cancer and hypercalcemia of malignancy that persists despite treatment with intravenous bisphosphonates, denosumab appears to…
Tamara Rozental In the Journals

Osteoporosis evaluation rates after distal radial fractures 'unacceptable' in older men

November 18, 2014
Fewer men than women were evaluated for osteoporosis after a distal radial fracture, with evaluation rates unacceptably low based on published…
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Frequent BMD tests unnecessary for younger postmenopausal women with good scores

November 14, 2014
Postmenopausal women not diagnosed for osteoporosis on an initial bone mineral density test are unlikely to sustain a major osteoporotic fracture or…
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Body composition in childhood influenced bone strength, potentially fractures

November 3, 2014
The relationship between bone strength and fat mass may differ at weight-bearing compared with nonweight-bearing sites in children and adolescents…
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Zoledronic acid discontinuation safe for some women after 3 years

October 27, 2014
Women who demonstrate a total hip T-score above –2.5 with no recent incident fracture and no more than one risk factor after 3 years on…
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